4 page letter from Phillip Jones to Lawrence Washington dated March 16, 1849 from Louisa Courthouse, Virginia. Jones writes to his fellow William and Mary graduate located in Westmoreland Cort House, Virginia about an inquiry about familial ties to Henry A. Washington, Professor of Political Economy at the College of William and Mary. Jones continues in his letter to confess that he was a student at William and Mary some forty years earlier when "Bishop Madison, St. George Tucker, and George Blackburg lectured in her halls". Jones conveys his delight that Washington was appointed to the college and that its reputation will be restored with the new President of the school, John Johns who also committed to have the college remain in Williamsburg and to restore its neglected infrastructure.
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Phillip H. Jones to Lawrence Washington Letter, 1849-03-16, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/7526 Accessed September 19, 2019.